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Returns the amount of power transmitted through power monitors and profile monitors, normalized to the source power.  A value of 0.3 means that 30% the optical power injected by the source passed through the monitor. Negative values mean the power is flowing in the negative direction.


In the steady state, the transmission is calculated with the following formula.




T(f) is the normalized transmission as a function of frequency

P(f) is the Poynting vector normal to the surface

dS is the surface normal


The normalization state (cwnorm or nonorm) does not affect the result because of the source power normalization.


Supported Product: FDTD, MODE




out = transmission("mname");

Transmission through monitor mname. It must be obvious from the shape of the monitor which axis is normal to the monitor surface.

out = transmission("mname", option);

The additional argument, option, can have a value of 1 or 2. If it is 2, the data is unfolded where possible according to the symmetry or anti-symmetric boundaries if it comes from a monitor that intersect such a boundary at x min, y min or z min. The default value of option is 2.



This example shows how to plot the power transmission through a monitor.

m="x2";    # monitor name





See Also

sourcepower, dipolepower, transmission_avg, transmission_pavg, integrating Poynting vector

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